LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Jeff Gordon held off a charging Ryan
Newman to win the rain-shortened Pocono 500 for his fourth win of
the season. Hendrick Motorsports has won ten of the last 12 Nextel
The race was red flagged after 106 laps of the scheduled
200-lap, 500-mile race. With darkness falling, the cars went back
to pit road and never came back after a final attempt to dry the
Newman finished second. He seemed poised to catch Gordon right
before the caution came out and instead stretched his winless
drought to 59 races.
The race was delayed three hours by rain.